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A Modern Tale of Long (Supply Chain) Tails -- Part II
Part I of this blog series introduced the notion of long tails in modern supply chains. That blog post also introduced the vendor ToolsGroup and its solution

forecasts at item sku and product level  that end, DPM leverages forecasts (historical data, re-supply policies, etc.) coming from existing enterprise resource planning (ERP) or supply chain management (SCM) systems to support fact-based cost/service trade-offs. These tradeoffs will either minimize inventory, maximize margins or minimize obsolescence (shelf life), depending on the overall needs of the organization; Mix Optimization – whereby DPM will “talk” to the Replenishment Planning modules within the ERP or SCM systems to create Read More...
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A business practice that assists organizations to align their portfolio of projects with their business strategy. Professional services automation (PSA) refers to a system designed to streamline an...
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Inventory Planning & Optimization: Extending Your ERP System Part Two: How It Works
Organizations today realize that although strategies focusing on outsourcing transportation, e-business and new distribution models are important, these are all

forecasts at item sku and product level  winning forecast being applied. Forecasts must be able to handle promotions and events, various causals from internal and external sources, and lost sales in order to be effective. Another important area where forecasting and other algorithms are used is in safety stock calculations. One cannot stress enough the importance of safety stock calculations. Some vendors will do simple averaging, others some forecasting. Certainly a most innovative approach has been the adoption by JustEnough of neural network Read More...
Provia Tackles RFID in a Twofold Manner Part Seven: WMS Market Impact
Since the warehouse is no longer merely a static storage facility, it now has to use real time data to closely match supply to demand, eliminate the need to

forecasts at item sku and product level  are fewer deviations from forecasts and the manufacturer does not run the risk of accumulating excess or obsolete inventory of any of those packaging configurations. Benefits of Manufacturing Postponement The benefits of using manufacturing postponement to achieve mass customization vary by industry, manufacturer, and the product nature, but in general, any business that has an inverted (V-shape) BOM (i.e., a small number of raw materials, a slightly larger number of semi-finished products, and a very Read More...
Intentia: Stepping Out With Fashion and Style Part Three: Movex, a Case Study of Fashion Industry Software
The requirements for the fashion industry are some of the most demanding and unforgiving in the world of manufacturing. If you're not careful, you may find your

forecasts at item sku and product level  mathematical techniques and algorithms, forecasts can be top down, middle out, and bottom up. The advantage of the top down approach is that you can forecast at the highest level, say women's blouses, and then let Movex automatically distribute the results down to the SKU based on normal consumer buying patterns. For example, Movex could forecast the demand for 10,000 blouses and drive down the forecast to individual SKUs based on color, size, style, and historical sales data. Distribution patterns can Read More...
Quantum Retail: Challenging the
Part 1 of this blog series analyzed typical issues that retailers face in their cutthroat competitive environment and concluded that traditionally available

forecasts at item sku and product level  customers, Q utilizes objective-based forecasts generated by Q:Forecasting and Order Planning to project impacts of assortment changes. In order to rationalize assortments, Q looks at measures such as Profitability (GMROI) and Sales Disparity to see how well a merchandise area in a cluster is performing.  Users are alerted with recommendations to increase to decrease the range to support the way that consumers are buying that product. Q does not handle store planning, workforce scheduling, planograms, Read More...
Product Lifecycle Management (PLM)
This comprehensive product lifecycle management (PLM) knowledge base models modern product and design-related aspects of PLM for both discrete and process

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Continuous Planning and Rolling Forecasts
The old way of thinking—you run a company through the once a year budget process—is on the way out in favor of new concepts and system approaches generally

forecasts at item sku and product level  Planning and Rolling Forecasts The old way of thinking—you run a company through the once a year budget process—is on the way out in favor of new concepts and system approaches generally described as continuous planning. The practical implementation of continuous planning is through rolling forecasts—frequent updates of financial plans that include integrating actuals data and rolling the forecast time period beyond the current fiscal year. Discover the concepts and practices of Read More...
Product Configurators Pave the Way for Mass Customization
'Mass customization' is the buzzword of the current decade. Customers demand products with lower prices, higher quality and faster delivery; yet they also want

forecasts at item sku and product level  Configurators Pave the Way for Mass Customization Product Configurators Pave the Way for Mass Customization Featured Authors - Joseph Neelamkavil & Helen Xie - August 21, 2003 Executive Summary Mass customization' is the buzzword of the current decade. Customers demand products with lower prices, higher quality and faster delivery; yet they also want products customized to match their unique needs. To meet those challenges, manufacturers need to make a paradigm shift and adapt their business model Read More...
Can Your Product Development Move Closer to Consumers Now?
Half a year ago, I wrote about the need to include customer input in the design process in What Brings Customers Closer to Your Product Development? Recently

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Sterling Commerce, an AT&T company
Sterling Commerce, a subsidiary of AT@T, Inc. (NYSE:T) is a provider of business-to-business (B2B) commerce solutions, with more than 29,000 companies using

forecasts at item sku and product level  Commerce, an AT&T company Sterling Commerce, a subsidiary of AT&T, Inc. (NYSE:T) is a provider of business-to-business (B2B) commerce solutions, with more than 29,000 companies using Sterling Commerce Solutions worldwide. The company’s software and services aim at improving current processes or deploying new business processes through integration efforts between applications, external partner systems, and people. With almost thirty years of experience serving tens of thousands of customers in a Read More...
How to Create Compelling Product Roadmaps
Product roadmaps can mean the difference between success and failure in product delivery. Done correctly, they can help win large customers, and guide strategic

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Z-Wave Announces 1000th Certified Product
The Z-Wave Alliance has announced its 1,000th Z-Wave certified product. The Z-Wave Alliance is an open consortium of leading global companies deploying Z-Wave

forecasts at item sku and product level  Wave Announces 1000th Certified Product The Z-Wave Alliance announced its 1,000th Z-Wave certified product—Linear Corporation’s GD00Z Z-Wave garage door controller. The Z-Wave Alliance is an open consortium of leading global companies deploying Z-Wave technology, which is now the largest ecosystem for wireless control products and services. The milestone is a harbinger of things to come for smart connected devices in the Internet of Things (IoT).   Gone could be the days when one had to search for Read More...
Vendor Articulates Message and Vision for Product Lifecycle Management
SAP has developed some crucial themes as it moves forward with their PLM vision and solution strategy. Product development lifecycles are shrinking, and

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Product Note: NGC's Fashion PLM and Sourcing Solutions
NGC e-PLM and e-SPS are NGC’s offerings in product lifecycle management and sourcing for the fashion industry. This product note analyzes the strengths and

forecasts at item sku and product level  Note: NGC's Fashion PLM and Sourcing Solutions New Generation Computing, Inc. (NGC) has a long history of serving the fashion industry. After adding Web-based product lifecycle managemen t (PLM) and sourcing and production systems ( e-PLM and e-SPS , respectively), to the product portfolio, the company became closer to being a one-stop-shop for its target customers. Seeing the increase in PLM adoption in the fashion industry and NGC's recent achievements in the fashion PLM area, I decided to create Read More...
Product Information Management (PIM) RFI/RFP Template
Integration with Back-Office Systems, Product Information Repository, Data Distribution and Synchronization, Employee Productivity, Application Technology

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